Picea glauca var. densata

Black Hills White Spruce

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium,1-2 ft per year
Mature Height - 40-60'
Mature Width - 10-20'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious; staminate, pale red becoming yellow; pistillate purple
Fruit - Pendulous cylindrical cones, 1-1 ½" long, ½ - ¾" wide light brown at maturity.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Evergreen
Bark - Thin, flaky or scaly, ashy brown; freshly exposed layer silvery
Other Features - Specimen tree, en mass, hedge, and windbreak. Tolerant to air borne salt water spray. This variety is denser and slower growing than the species.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Readily transplants, best growth on well drained moist loam or alluvial soils
Native Habitat - Labrador to Alaska, south to Montana, Wyoming, Arkansas, Minnesota, and New York.
Diseases and Insects - Susceptible to trunk and root rot, bagworm, European sawfly, and red spider mite.
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Spruce.
- Other plants of the family Pinaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Picea.
- Other plants of the species Picea glauca.